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A Killing Art: The Untold History of Tae Kwon Do

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Obscure documents, Korean-language books, and in-depth interviews with tae kwon do pioneers tell the tale of the origin of the most popular martial art. In 1938, tae kwon do began at the end of a poker game in a tiny village in a remote corner of what is now North Korea by Choi Hong-Hi, who began the martial art, and his nemesis, Kim Un-Yong, who developed the Olympic styl ...more
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Published November 20th 2008 by ECW Press (first published November 1st 2008)
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Alex Gillis is a Canadian university instructor, investigative journalist and author of A Killing Art: The Untold History of Tae Kwon Do. He has trained in the art for 25 years in both ITF and WTF styles (as well as in Karate and Tai Chi). He first heard the incredible stories of Tae Kwon Do from one of his instructors more than a decade ago. Alex Gillis's teachers were some of the pioneers of the ...more
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